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Commonwealth Games: Okagbare leads Nigeria out

Sprint sensation, Blessing Okagbare was Nigeria’s flag bearer as the 2018 Commonwealth Games   events rolled out in Gold Coast, Australia. Nigeria is represented by 90 athletes accompanied by 45 and they will participate in 9 events including Athletics, Basketball, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Boxing, Table Tennis, Special Sports and Gymnastics. Okagbare recently broke the African 200m record
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When will Nigeria produce other Blessing Okagbares? By Yemi Olus

Nigeria’s most consistent sprinter in nearly a decade, Blessing Okagbare, was recently honoured by her alma mater, University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). The sprinter cum jumper was inducted into the UTEP Hall of Fame, havingenjoyed a distinguished career which saw her set several records in and for UTEP during her stint as a student-athlete. Sheculminated her stay in UTEP by winning the 100m and Long Jump titles atthe National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Outdoor Championships, becoming the first athlete in collegiate history to do so.

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